Body & Soul: Balinese Boreh

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<p>This treatment was first used in Bali by rice farmers to treat tired legs at the end of a long day. Today, spas apply hand-crushed herbs and spices to the entire body to stimulate circulation and warm the skin. Makes 4 ounces (1 treatment).</p>
<p>• 1 teaspoon ground cloves  <br />
• 2 teaspoons ground ginger<br />
• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon  <br />
• 1 teaspoon ground coriander  <br />
• 1 teaspoon ground turmeric  <br />
• 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg<br />
• 1 tablespoon rice powder<br />
• 1 to 2 teaspoons water<br />
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1. Mix ground spices and rice powder, add water and stir until you have a smooth paste. (Add a bit more water if mixture is too dry.)</p>
<p>2. To use: Rub the rich spice mixture all over body; wrap in a warm bath towel or sheet. Relax for 5 to 10 minutes and feel the heat of the dried spices. Rub off mixture with cotton washcloth and rinse well with warm water. Moisturize using a rich body cream or coconut oil.</p>
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